What's a HUGE Factor in Calculating Your Property Value?

Vote July 31 - it can have a direct affect on your home's value.

The answer is...SCHOOL!

According to the National Association of Realtors, 75% of buyers consider the quality of neighborhood schools either "somewhat important" or "very important."

The proof is in the pudding. If you research home sales statistics in neighborhoods with "preferred" schools, you'll see homes that sell quickly - and for great prices.

Tuesday is election day. nominees are on the ballot. If you're concerned about your property value - this is a great place to start.

See you at the polls!

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A word to the wise. (Apparently, I'm not one of the "wise.") If you chose "NP" at the poll today, you will NOT be able to vote on all of the issues! I was a victim, myself. I don't side fully with R or D so I chose "NP." I didn't think it would make a difference in my ballot. But, it did. I didn't get to voice my opinon on gun laws, casinos in our backyard nor on "right to life" issues. It's a SHAME that we don't let ALL VOTERS have a voice on ALL ISSUES. Disgusting, even. Be warned when you go today. PICK ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER OR YOU HAVE NO VOICE! Sad, but true! I hope your voice is heard - LOUD AND CLEAR.
Hopefully some voters will be able to check that out before they hit the polls this evening! Thanks for sharing. This is a hot button, for sure!
Cheryl Miller July 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Hi Jessica, my husband and I figured that out this a.m. when one of our ballots did not have the CEO of DeKalb on it. We called the election office and learned that you do not select a party when you register in Georgia, so you can ask for any of the three ballots when you vote. So, if you asked for a Democratic ballot, you were able to vote for the CEO out of the 3 candidates. Since there is not a Republican candidate (not sure why that is), then the "winner" of this primary will run unopposed on the November ballot, so we actually picked the new CEO today. I don't know if this is a new way of running things or if I'm just paying better attention today, but it was odd. Thanks again for reminding people why they need to pay attention to what is going on with our schools even if they do not have children in the public school system right now. 70% of our property taxes go toward education AND it does have a big impact on our property values as well.
Cheryl Miller August 05, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Dist. 4 & 6 runoffs will be held Aug. 21, a Tuesday.


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